|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||stef.pillaert|
|Component:||findutils||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-06-01 19:24:35 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description stef.pillaert 1999-05-11 07:27:34 UTC
Don't know if this is a bug, but locate acts strange now and then, so... I notice that updatedb keeps on running (forever?) "ps aux" shows: updatedb(bdflush) Should there be something excluded in slocate? Or is this behaviour normal? Thanks, Stef.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 14:35:59 UTC
that's update (bdflush), which is the kernel's cache flushing-daemon. It doesn't have anything to do with slocate.
Comment 2 stef.pillaert 1999-05-12 07:10:59 UTC
OOPS!! Very sorry! But the reason I got confused was: running "updatedb" (and not slocate, sorry) hangs. (and I thought it was launched at startup, and confused it with update) Should I exclude something from updatedb? Thanks. Stef.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-13 15:04:59 UTC
If you do 'strace -o output updatedb', and then look at the output file when it hangs, where is it hanging?
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 22:33:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2682 ***
Comment 5 stef.pillaert 1999-05-17 08:32:59 UTC
Well, it seems to hang when doing "chdir(".automount")". Do you want me to give you the details given by strace? Stef.
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-01 19:02:59 UTC
I've replace updatedb in slocate-1.6-1 to more perfectly imitate the behavior of the findutils updatedb. This means that certain directories and NFS or smb mount points will not be searched while building the slocate database.